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Meera Sehgal

Associate Professor of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies and Sociology, Sociology and Anthropology
Director of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies, Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

Education & Professional History

Ferguson College, BA; University of Poona, MA; University of Wisconsin (Madison), MS, PhD


At Carleton since 2005.

Highlights & Recent Activity

“Defending the Nation: Militarism, Women’s Empowerment & the Hindu Right”. In  Jennifer Bickman Mendez and  Nancy A. Naples (eds.). Border Politics, Globalization, and Social Movements. New York University Press. 2014.

“Mothering the Nation: Maternalist Frames in the Hindu Nationalist Movement in India”.  In Kathleen Blee and Sandra Deutsch (eds.). Women of the Right: Comparisons and Exchanges Across National Borders. Pennsylvania State University Press. 2012.

“The Veiled Feminist Ethnographer: Fieldwork amongst Women of India’s Hindu Right”. In Martha Huggins and Marie-Louise Glebbeek (eds.). Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research, Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Boulder. 2009.

“Manufacturing a Feminized Siege Mentality: Hindu Nationalist Paramilitary Camps for Women in India”. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Special Edition on Racist Right Wing Movements, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 165-183. 2007.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    ASST 135: Exploring India: Orientation/Orientalism
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    SOAN 225: Social Movements
  • Spring 2022
    GWSS 200: Gender, Sexuality & the Pursuit of Knowledge
  • Fall 2022
    GWSS 250: Politics of Reproductive Justice
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    GWSS 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Spring 2023
    GWSS 200: Gender, Sexuality & the Pursuit of Knowledge